Michelle Parker: Tahoe native, pro-skier extraordinaire (having appeared on numerous podiums and in many major ski films), traveler of the globe, lover of cameras, philanthropic soul… to put it simply, Ms. Parker is a rockstar. This week, we check in with Michelle to give you a look at what tickles her fancy.
MY FAVORITE PLACE TO SKI POWDER is Squaw Valley.
MY FAVORITE TRIP I'VE BEEN ON IN THE PAST YEAR is Argentina with SGT.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT TAHOE is that my family is here.
MY FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT IN TAHOE is Wildflour Bakery.
MY FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP IN TAHOE is Syds.
MY FAVORITE MEMORY FROM THE CHAMMY AT SQUAW is après on the sun deck any day with anyone, especially my dad.
Michelle makes new friends on the East Coast.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT SKIING IN ARGENTINA is the Frey hut, a backcountry accessible hut surrounded by endless terrain. I try to go out there with Skylar Holgate and Chris Coulter as much as possible. Those two have taught me so much. They are tough to keep up with, but both are amazing snowboarders and I appreciate the knowledge that they share.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT ARGENTINA THAT'S NOT SKIING RELATED is the food, people, and vino!
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT SKIING IN EUROPE is the culture surrounding skiing.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT EUROPE THAT'S NOT SKIING RELATED is fresh bread!
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT BEING ON AN AIRPLANE is traveling to a far off land, to places I have never seen.
MY FAVORITE PERSON TO SKI WITH is my brother, Ingrid, Timy Dutton, JT Holmes, Danny Toumarkine, Lel Tone, Chris Coulter, Skylar Holgate, Garrett Russell, Mom, Dad… I have too many favorites to name them all.
One of Michelle's snapshots from a recent trip to Alaska.
MY FAVORITE SKI EVENT OF THE YEAR is PMC [Pain McShlonkey Classic] or the Cold Rush… tough to call.
MY FAVORITE THING TO DO WHEN I'M NOT SKIING is to hike, mountain bike, explore, camp, learn, be with my family and friends.
MY FAVORITE BOOK I'VE READ LATELY is Shantaram (haven't read it lately, but it's my favorite).
MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME is anything with Chris Farley, Claim, Dumb and Dumber, Amelia, Rocky!
MY FAVORITE MUSIC ALBUM OF ALL TIME is Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Mason Jennings, Mumford & Sons, The Beatles… I'm not that good with picking one thing, am I?